Gespensterwald


This photo series portrays the ‘Ghost Forest’ (Gespensterwald) near Nienhagen in Germany. The forest stretch by the coast of the Baltic Sea consists of up to 170-year-old oaks, beeches, hornbeams and ash trees. In 1943 it was declared a nature reserve. Many years of humid sea air, storms and sharp winds have shaped the peculiar-looking trees, leaving them far apart with little to no shrubbery growing between them, allowing a beautiful game of light and shadow. The crowns and trunks, seem to be fleeing from the wind, creating a mystical atmosphere, especially at dusk or when it’s foggy. Ghosts, spirits and mythical creatures seem to be breathing life into the branches and twigs in a miraculous way.

Location

Nienhagen, Germany



Gespensterwald, Nienhagen
Gespensterwald, Nienhagen
Gespensterwald, Nienhagen
Gespensterwald, Nienhagen
Gespensterwald, Nienhagen
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